Meaning of MÄRCHEN in English


ˈme(ə)rḵən, G ˈmeer noun

( plural märchen )

Etymology: German, from Middle High German merechyn short verse narrative, from mære report, narrative (from Old High German mārī, māri, from māri famous) + -chyn, diminutive suffix, from Old High German -chīn; akin to Old English mǣre famous, Old Norse mærr famous, Old English māra larger, more — more at more , -kin

: tale ; especially : folktale

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